IPv6: Simplifying Compliance, Improving Government IT
On September 13, 2012 the United States government mandated that all agencies transition to IPv6. However, many agencies have not yet implemented IPv6 across their organizations, and taken advantage of its benefits. IPv6 expands the number of network address bits from 32 bits (in IPv4) to 128 bits. This provides more than enough globally unique IP addresses for every networked device. This is critical to keeping up with Internet of Everything connectivity and other important trends.
However, IPv6 is not just about addressing. It's also about continuity of operations and innovation. The unlimited address space provided by IPv6 allows for delivery of more and newer applications and services with improved reliability, user experience, and security. Find out how Cisco solutions can help your government organization comply with and take full advantage of the transition to IPv6.
Network Blueprints and Implementation Aids
Cisco has taken a leading role in the definition and implementation of the IPv6 architecture.
IPv6 supports a much larger address space and helps to enable new types of applications for communication and collaboration.
- Dual Stack Network (PDF - 274 KB)
- Cisco IPv6 Certified List
- Transition to IPv6: Taking Your Network to the Next Level (PDF - 293 KB)
- Networx Transformation (TIC, IPv6, FISMA, Collaboration) (PDF - 1.3 MB)
Industry experts share insights about IPv6 topics.
- Why the Internet of Things will Fail without IPv6
- Why the Internet of Things Needs IPv6
- Growth of IPv6 Puts Pressure on Government
- Blog: 2014 IPv6 World Congress
- Cisco IPv6 Hands On Lab
- Enterprise IPv6 Deploymet Guide
- Cisco Participates in IPv6 World Launch on June 6, 2012
- Cisco Achieves Certifications for IPv6 (PDF - 146 KB)
- Locator ID Separation Protocol
- Internet Protocol Journal IPv6 issue (PDF - 978 KB)
Learn the industry perspective on IT issues and challenges and get the information you need to make the right decisions for your agency. All webcasts are available on demand unless otherwise noted.
Global Government Certifications
Cisco maintains an active product certification program for government customers.